Overview

This is a haunting, surreal, and futuristic story seemingly set in a dystopian society. The main character is a sensitive and lonely female who lives with her aged father by the seashore. In contrast to their idyllic beach house, however, is the looming threat of a totalitarian government that sedates its citizens and has outlawed illness and unhappiness.

We meet her on the Day of the Ships when she decides to sacrifice a single hidden ...
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Overview

This is a haunting, surreal, and futuristic story seemingly set in a dystopian society. The main character is a sensitive and lonely female who lives with her aged father by the seashore. In contrast to their idyllic beach house, however, is the looming threat of a totalitarian government that sedates its citizens and has outlawed illness and unhappiness.

We meet her on the Day of the Ships when she decides to sacrifice a single hidden memento of her dead mother--a tiny black sailboat. The story unfolds like an onion, and with each new sentence, we gain insight into this sympathetic character and her intriguing situation, until, at the end, we again become confused.

Beautifully written and brilliant! –Berkshire DuRoc (Literary Critic)

This is a short story of approximately 2,500 words that you can easily read in one sitting. It’s perfect for enjoying on your smart phone, ereader, computer, or other device. That means you can read it and have a fulfilling fantasy, no matter where you are!

Excerpt:

“Today is the Day of the Ships. A long wide window runs along the length of our beach house facing the water, and from where I sit, I can look out across the sands at the dark and despotic-looking ships looming on the water. . . . The idea enters my head that I should put a ship in the water, too. I rise from the table and go to find the one I have hidden away in the bottom of the coal box. It’s a little black wooden model of an old-fashioned single-masted sailboat, from the Times Before.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016064536
  • Publisher: KAW Publishing: Dusty Raven Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,198,323
  • File size: 44 KB

Meet the Author

Tamworth Grice writes romance, horror, and suspense fiction, as well as nonfiction. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and scary movies. Her musical tastes include opera, jazz, heavy metal, and bluegrass. Like any native Kentuckian, she loves bourbon and horses. She lives in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, in a fully restored vintage 1965 RV.
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